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Author Fischer, Klaus P., 1942-

Title America in white, black, and gray : the stormy 1960s / Klaus P. Fischer
Published New York : Continuum International, [2006]
©2006

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Description xi, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: CONTENTS -- 1 Introduction 1 -- 1. A Voice from the Silent Generation 1 -- 2. The Way We Were: Before and After the 1960s 8 -- 3. An Age of Protest 14 -- 2 Faultlines in a Land of Perfection 20 -- 1. The Myth of a Perfect Beginning 20 -- 2. Immigration: More Pluribus Than Unum? 23 -- 3. The Flaws of Consensus Liberalism 23 -- 4. Beacon or Crusader: Splits in American Foreign Policy 25 -- 5. The Racist Blood-Knot in American History 43 -- 3 The Pig in the Python -- A Generation of Vipers? 53 -- 1. Baby Boomers and Their Parents 53 -- 2. The American Horn of Plenty: Paradox and Portent 56 -- 3. The Emergence of a Teenage Subculture 63 -- 4 John F. Kennedy and the Camelot Image 73 -- 1. Kennedy the Man and the Leader: Image and Reality 73 -- 2. The Kennedy Administration: The Best and the Brightest? 78 -- 3. Eyeball to Eyeball: The World at the Nuclear Brink 85 -- 4. The Trauma of November 22, 1963, and Its Aftermath 88 -- 5. JFK: The Legacy 99 -- 5 Searching for the Promised Land -- Black Civil Rights 106 -- 1. Sit-down Protests in the South 106 -- 2. Freedom Rides 109 -- 3. Voter Registration 112 -- 4. Black Nationalism 125 -- 5. The End of the Second Reconstruction 133 -- 6 Liberalism at High Tide under Lyndon Johnson 137 -- 1. A Texan in the White House 137 -- 2. The Great Society 145 -- 3. Liberal Justice: The Warren Court 159 -- 4. From Great Society to Sick Society 167 -- 7 Vietnam and Protest 170 -- 1. Approaching a Quagmire 170 -- 2. Paying Any Price and Bearing Any Burden 177 -- 3. Hot Damn Vietnam: LBJ and the War 181 -- 4. Hell No, We Won't Go 187 -- 5. Nixon's War and Defeat in Vietnam 200 -- 6. The End of Victory Culture? 206 -- 8 The Crisis of 1968 -- The Fall of Liberalism 212 -- 1. A Speculative Stampede on Gold 212 -- 2. Losing the Streets: The Crisis of Law and Order 215 -- 3. The "Dump Johnson" Movement 222 -- 4. Thunder from the Right 235 -- 5. Miami, Chicago, and the Election of 1968 242 -- 9 A Young Generation in Revolt 252 -- 1. America Awash in Rebellious Young People 252 -- 2. The New Left and Student Militancy in the 1960s 257 -- 3. The Catalyst: The Free Speech Movement at Berkeley 260 -- 4. From Protest to "Revolutionary Action" 265 -- 5. Students at War with the Establishment 269 -- 6. Radical Terrorism and the Conservative Reaction 275 -- 7. Black Student Militancy 281 -- 8. The Student Right 288 -- 9. Coda 292 -- 10 Countercultural Protest Movements 295 -- 1. Was There a Counterculture? 295 -- 2. The Myth of the Woodstock Nation 298 -- 3. Back to Nature: The Commune Movement 312 -- 4. It's the Music, Stupid! 317 -- 5. Counterculture into Consumer Culture 331 -- 11 Riding the Coattails of Revolt -- Negelected Minorities 336 -- 1. Women's Liberation 336 -- 2. Radical Feminism 338 -- 3. Coming out of the Closet: Gay Men 344 -- 4. Brown Power 346 -- 5. Red Power 354 -- 6. The Minority Rights Problem: More Pluribus Than Unum? 360 -- 12 Peering into the Historical Looking Glass 363 -- 1. Faultlines Revisited 363 -- 2. Consumer Culture is Boomer Culture 366 -- 3. The Great Cultural Implosion 368 -- 4. The End of Shame and Guilt 375 -- 5. The Indigestible Sixties 381 -- notes 388 -- bibliography -- index -- -- 1 INTRODUCTION 1 -- 1. A Voice from the Silent Generation 1 -- 2. The Way We Were: Before and After the 1960s 8 -- 3. An Age of Protest 14 -- 2 FAULT LINES IN A LAND OF PERFECTION 20 -- 1. The Myth of a Perfect Beginning 20 -- 2. Immigration: More Pluribus Than Unum? 23 -- 3. The Flaws of Consensus Liberalism 25 -- 4. Beacon or Crusader: Splits in American Foreign Policy 35 -- 5. The Racist Blood-Knot in American History 43 -- 3 THE PIG IN THE PYTHON -- A Generation of Vipers? 53 -- 1. Baby Boomers and Their Parents 53 -- 2. The American Horn of Plenty: Paradox and Portent 56 -- 3. The Emergence of a Teenage Subculture 63 -- 4 JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE CAMELOT IMAGE 73 -- 1. Kennedy the Man and the Leader: Image and Reality 73 -- 2. The Kennedy Administration: The Best and the Brightest? 78 -- 3. Eyeball to Eyeball: The World at the Nuclear Brink 85 -- 4. The Trauma of November 22, 1963, and Its Aftermath 88 -- 5. JFK: The Legacy 99 -- 5 SEARCHING FOR THE PROMISED LAND -- Black Civil Rights 106 -- 1. Sit-down Protests in the South 106 -- 2. Freedom Rides 109 -- 3. Voter Registration 112 -- 4. Black Nationalism 125 -- 5. The End of the Second Reconstruction 133 -- 6 LIBERALISM AT HIGH TIDE UNDER LYNDON JOHNSON 137 -- 1. A Texan in the White House 137 -- 2. The Great Society 145 -- 3. Liberal Justice: The Warren Court 159 -- 4. From Great Society to Sick Society 167 -- 7 VIETNAM AND PROTEST 170 -- 1. Approaching a Quagmire 170 -- 2. Paying Any Price and Bearing Any Burden 177 -- 3. Hot Damn Vietnam: LBJ and the War 181 -- 4. Hell No, We Won't Go 187 -- 5. Nixon's War and Defeat in Vietnam 200 -- 6. The End of Victory Culture? 206 -- 8 THE CRISIS OF 1968 -- The Fall ofLiberalism 212 -- 1. A Speculative Stampede on Gold 212 -- 2. Losing the Streets: The Crisis of Law and Order 215 -- 3. The "Dump Johnson" Movement 222 -- 4. Thunder from the Right 235 -- 5. Miami, Chicago, and the Election of 1968 242 -- 9 A YOUNG GENERATION IN REVOLT 252 -- 1. America Awash in Rebellious Young People 252 -- 2. The New Left and Student Militancy in the 1960s 257 -- 3. The Catalyst: The Free Speech Movement at Berkeley 260 -- 4. From Protest to "Revolutionary Action" 265 -- 5. Students at War with the Establishment 269 -- 6. Radical Terrorism and the Conservative Reaction 275 -- 7. Black Student Militancy 281 -- 8. The Student Right 288 -- 9. Coda 292 -- 10 COUNTERCULTURAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS 295 -- 1. Was There a Counterculture? 295 -- 2. The Myth of the Woodstock Nation 298 -- 3. Back to Nature: The Commune Movement 312 -- 4. It's the Music, Stupid! 317 -- 5. Counterculture into Consumer Culture 331 -- 11 RIDING THE COATTAILS OF REVOLT -- Neglected Minorities 336 -- 1. Women's Liberation 336 -- 2. Radical Feminism 338 -- 3. Coming out of the Closet: Gay Men 344 -- 4. Brown Power 346 -- 5. Red Power 354 -- 6. The Minority Rights Problem: More Pluribus Than Unum? 360 -- 12 PEERING INTO THE HISTORICAL LOOKING GLASS 363 -- 1. Fault Lines Revisited 363 -- 2. Consumer Culture is Boomer Culture 366 -- 3. The Great Cultural Implosion 368 -- 4. The End of Shame and Guilt 375 -- 5. The Indigestible Sixties 381
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-438) and index
Subject Nineteen sixties.
Social problems -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
LC no. 2006007584
ISBN 0826418163 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780826418166 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Other Titles America in white, black, and gray : the stormy nineteen hundred and sixties